LONDON (Reuters) —More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 per cent of gross domestic product by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday.
As global average temperatures rise due to greenhouse gas emissions, the effects on the planet, such as melting ice caps, extreme weather, drought and rising sea levels, will threaten populations and livelihoods, said the report conducted by humanitarian organization DARA.
It calculated that five million deaths occur each year from air pollution, hunger and disease as a result of climate change and carbon-intensive economies, and that toll would likely rise to six million a year by 2030 if current patterns of fossil fuel use continue.
More than 90 per cent of those deaths will occur in developing countries, said the report that calculated the human and economic impact of climate change on 184 countries in 2010 and 2030. It was commissioned by the Climate Vulnerable Forum, a partnership of 20 developing countries threatened by climate change.
“A combined climate-carbon crisis is estimated to claim 100 million lives between now and the end of the next decade,” the report said."I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.
Somewhere over a 100 million people? Really? Hell considering the way some people in some parts of the world breed like blowfly maggots proliferate in rotting meat...there should be what? Somewhere north of 8 billion or so people by that point? 100 million people between now and then is barely a statistical blip on my radar. barely over 1% of the population. Call me when it gets to 50% of the world in less than a decade and show me actual hard scientific evidence and then MAYBE I'll believe you. Until then...why don't you silly "people are raping and killing gaia and are the problem" people call Al Gore? I'm sure if you ask him nicely he'll go right to his barn, jump on his pegasus/unicorn crossbreed and fly the world having the hybrid shit a nice cooling nitro/ o2 mix in a rainbow of colors and save the world. Hell not only will it be rainbow colored but taste like all the flavors in a skittles box. That being said he'd better convince that equine bastard to shit out some peppermint flavored candy air or I'm gonna get all butt hurt and shit, because that will mean that Algore doesn't truly care about me. *snort*
Remember TANSTAAFL and...